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Summer School

Good afternoon parents,

Just another reminder about our summer school programs that will be available.  We will have English 9 and English 10 repeater classes; in other words, students who have failed any semester in 9th or 10th grade English should sign up to recover their credit.  Also, it will be the same for Algebra I as well.  If your son or daughter failed any semester of algebra, they really should sign up for summer school to make up the credit.  We will offer our traditional PLATO class as well, which are credit recovery courses.  All of the aforementioned courses fall under the umbrella of remediation, therefore, there will be transportation for these students.

We will also offer Spanish I or II for students who received a poor or failing grade so they can bring their grade up.

Finally, we are offering PE and health, and it is our hope,that many students take advantage of these courses, freeing up their school year for more advanced courses during the regular school year.

If you have any further questions about transportation, please read the attached letter from Mrs. Carrie Cannon, Director of Curriculum and Instruction, about further details in regards to our transportation available.  

Please have all summer school applications in by no later than Wed., April 27th, so we have time to hire teachers and be prepared for our upcoming summer program.

Thank you!

Mr. D.

Tranportation Letter for Summer School 4-21-16.docx


Washington Post Announces the 2016 list of America’s Most Challenging High Schools

Once again, the Washington Post recognized New Prairie High School as one of the most challenging schools in the area of academics in the nation. In fact, this year New Prairie ranked 1262 out of more than 23,000 high schools and came out 8th in the state of Indiana.

This ranking is determined by the number of AP tests given each school year divided by the number of graduating seniors. This is very prestigious and even more than nationally, ranking 8th in the state of Indiana is an amazing achievement.

This is the second year in a row that New Prairie came out in the top 10% nationally. In fact, this year's ranking moved them to the top 5% Nationally, as compared to top 7% last year.

This accomplishment should be attributed to our inspiring AP teachers, our amazing high achieving students, and incredibly supportive parents, coupled with the AP Tip In grant we became a part of at the beginning of the 2014-2015 school year, and Notre Dame University's partnership with us and the grant.

In Our House, we continually are raising the bar of academic achievement. In the 2012-2013 school year there were 167 individual student sections of AP being taken spread out among six different AP offerings. As of this year, New Prairie offers 14 different AP offerings, and there are well over 630 individual student sections of AP. Not only have our total number of course offerings more than doubled, (adding one more next year) as well as the number of students taking AP courses, coupled with the total number of students taking AP exams, but most importantly, the pass rates of 3 or higher for college credit are also rising.

We are grateful to our dedicated and trained AP teachers and are thankful and proud of our dedicated and highly motivated students who are taking on the challenges and rigor of these college level classes.

Congratulations Cougars!

Hey Cougar Nation, This is Our House!


Greg Dettinger, Principal
New Prairie High School
5333 North Cougar Road
New Carlisle, Indiana 46552
(574) 654-7271 ext. 70254


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